FoodWire: More on New Balaban's
Today I received the official press release announcing the opening, and it suggests that retail wine sales will play a large part in the new venture. A couple of choice bits after the jump...
Committed to today's correctness of offering food with alcohol and to the enhancement of their customers' taste sensations, McIntyre and [his business partner Brian] Underwood have reworked Balaban's classic dishes into small plates for pairing with complementary glasses or bottles of wine whether dining in the cellar or using the gourmet carry out section.And:
This wine stock in all price ranges--meticulously sourced, expertly cellared, and lovingly appreciated by McIntyre---will spin off a business emphasizing the complementary pairing of food and wine, the recreating of the original café's convivial atmosphere and a business of retail wine sales, eat in and carry out small plates, gift baskets, wine accessories, wine and food classes and tastings, and private wine dinners.